Normanton Park Cottages, Rutland Water

Local Attractions

Normanton Park Cottages are situated on the south shore of Rutland Water. Although the water looks as though it has always existed it is in fact only 26 years old.

Today Rutland water is a popular tourist attraction with many activities on offer, such as Normanton Park Church and Museum, dining at Normanton Park Hotel, fishing at the lodge, less than half a mile away, cycle hire, sailing and windsurfing, bird watching and golf. Bird watching is a popular pastime in Rutland. Nine miles of shore, together with lagoon has made the reservoir an important site for nature.

There is the Rutland Belle which glides across the water daily. You can jump on board from the Normanton bank and sail across to Whitwell where there is a cafe. The water is the largest man-made lake in the country and is an important centre for wildlife.

The ancient towns of Stamford with its Georgian architecture and Oakham are within a five mile radius. There are numerous stately homes and castles in the area including, Burghley House and Belvoir Castle to name but a few.

If you are looking to eat out, you really will be spoilt for choice. There are many village pubs which serve good food are there are numerous restaurants, and some outstanding ones which have a Michillan Star all within a small distance.